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Despite the unequivocally loud – and at times violent – protests for ‘Idol Thoughts’ to make a return to the SputnikMusic blog, your humble and flattered reporter simply could not find the time to keep up with the goings on of J-Lo and Steven Tyler this year. Fear not however, as the over-saturation of music-based […]


Working-class hardman turned middle-class investigative journalist Ross Kemp has seen a lot of things in his time, not least the most vicious gangs ever to emerge from the barrios of Rio, Bogota and San Salvador, as well as Maori tough men, Timorese martial arts cults and Ricky Gervais. But not even his experiences in the […]


Bon Iver’s second album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, isn’t scheduled for release until June 21, but labels Jagjaguwar and 4AD have made this charming little widget so fans can get familiar with it before the big day. Read staff member Cam’s review of Bon Iver, Bon Iver here. Bon Iver is simply the lush-est, loveliest album […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of June 07, 2011. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Above & Beyond – Group Therapy (Ultra Records) All Time Low – Dirty Work (Interscope/Hopeless) — Dave Donnelly Amorphis – The Beginning Of Times (Nuclear Blast) […]


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There is something ill-fitting, discomforting about the manner in which the legendary Gil Scott-Heron’s passing has been treated by print media, particularly in Britain. Scott-Heron was largely ignored in his lifetime by traditional media and by the mainstream in general. He had hits, undoubtedly, and his classic screed ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ has […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of May 31, 2011. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Arch Enemy – Khaos Legions {EU} (Century Media) Autopsy – Macabre Eternal (Peaceville Big L – The Danger Zone (RBC Records) Blue Stone – Pandora’s Box (Neurodisc) […]


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Following on from his cover of Willow Smith’s ‘Whip My Hair’ last year, late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon has once more grabbed his hat, guitar and harmonica to portray Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young. Choosing to cover a song from a much more mature artist this time around, Fallon turns his attention to Miley […]


One of the celeb-spotting highlights of my time at Coachella 2011 was seeing pop starlet Katy Perry, or should I say Katy Perry surrounded by a fat entourage of men allowing only the slightest glimpse of her pixie-sized body, walking across the field towards the VIP area. I found it mildly fascinating that, in a festival […]


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Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of May 24, 2011. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Acid Reign – Diversity (Uncommon Records) Aerosmith – Tough Love: Best Of The Ballads (Geffen Records) Against Me – Total Clarity (Fat Wreck Chords) Amorphis […]


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“Your troubles are gonna be so far gone… way gone… like, all the way over there.” Photo courtesy of Cecily Rhys Perez That was an interesting night for Tallest Man on Earth fans. They filled Shepherd’s Bush grand venue top to bottom, a venue one might find more fitting for a veteran indie band like […]


Channing Freeman’s existential review of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way has received much attention on the Twitter Machine and elsewhere, however we’ve never before received criticism so thoughtful and so immaculately-presented as what follows. Mr./Mrs. Freeman will be licking his/her wounds after this one. And, yes, those are pictures of the inimitable Gagster.


Victory Records, I am disappoint…


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of May 17, 2011. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Anaal Nathrakh – Passion (Candlelight Records) — Jared Ponton Arsonists Get All The Girls – Motherland (Century Media) Bela Fleck & the Flecktones – Rocket […]


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Because we had to do it.


23.24: p.s. if at any point I came across as a less gay or less Irish alternative to Graham Norton, that wasn’t my intention. I apologise. 23.22: Has all this been worth it? Has it fuck. Next year I’m going and getting stoned. Goodnight! 23.21: And Azerbaijan win by a mile. Decent song to be […]


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